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originally posted by: Metallicus
I don't really want to bash on anyone or their religion. One thing I do notice is that if the bible were reduced down to just the words of Jesus Christ then Christianity has an opportunity to be a beautiful, loving religion. I don't see the same in Islam. The Qur'an reduced to the words of Muhammad simply do not have the same love and impact as those of Jesus Christ.
I don't have a horse in this race since I am not a member of a religion, but I see the basis of Christianity rooted in love and the basis of Islam rooted in rules and control. In the King James Bible, love is mentioned 310 times, 131 times in the Old Testament and 179 times in the New Testament. In the Qur'an the word love is not mentioned even once.
That single fact is a very telling in my opinion.
originally posted by: ATF1886
Agreed were to busy pointing out others fallibilities then worrying of how to grow and love each other. LOVE is the answer to all!!
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: ATF1886
What a terrible source.
It claims there is a verse about paedophilia...
That verse is about how long to wait after a woman has been divorced... 3 months!!!
What a terrible source!
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
a reply to: LittleByLittle
Quote a verse and I might be able to respond to your generic exclamations.
It is not for a believing man or a believing woman, when Allah and His Messenger have decided a matter, that they should [thereafter] have any choice about their affair. And whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger has certainly strayed into clear error.
And [remember, O Muhammad], when you said to the one on whom Allah bestowed favor and you bestowed favor, "Keep your wife and fear Allah ," while you concealed within yourself that which Allah is to disclose. And you feared the people, while Allah has more right that you fear Him. So when Zayd had no longer any need for her, We married her to you in order that there not be upon the believers any discomfort concerning the wives of their adopted sons when they no longer have need of them. And ever is the command of Allah accomplished.
There is not to be upon the Prophet any discomfort concerning that which Allah has imposed upon him. [This is] the established way of Allah with those [prophets] who have passed on before. And ever is the command of Allah a destiny decreed.
Volume 6, Book 60, Number 311:
I used to look down upon those ladies who had given themselves to Allah's Apostle and I used to say, "Can a lady give herself (to a man)?" But when Allah revealed: "You (O Muhammad) can postpone (the turn of) whom you will of them (your wives), and you may receive any of them whom you will; and there is no blame on you if you invite one whose turn you have set aside (temporarily).' (33.51) I said (to the Prophet), "I feel that your Lord hastens in fulfilling your wishes and desires."
originally posted by: 5StarOracle
In the Bible Jesus Christ never makes any claim that Muhammad was coming to fulfill prophesy, He did say he would send his holy spirit or his advocate depending on the translation you read...
...furthermore Jesus did state that a False Prophet would come under the guise of peace, I'll leave you to draw your own conclusion...